01 November 2007

Bigelow Pharmacy on the Mend



I stopped by the C.O. Bigelow Pharmacy in the Village the other day for a toothbrush and found is caked in scaffolding that all but obscured its iconic neon sign.

A clerk inside said nothing was seriously wrong with the old building structurally. It just needed a little sprucing up. The oldest pharmacy in the U.S. will need that from time to time.

2 comments:

Scott on Atlantic said...

You should have been a teenager or a young man in New York in the 1970s. In the event, you'd still have been able to go to Bigelow's marble lunch counter for a swell tuna fish sandwich and milk shake. Now, you'd better hightail it over to Eisenberg's before it, too, is razed to tell.

Brooks of Sheffield said...

Scott: I've read about Bigelow's late lunch counter and wish I could have frequented it. As for Eisenberg's, I love it and go as often as I can.